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Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
Ranked #1 of 17 Gloucester B&B and Inns
upstate New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Never again!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2003

Well, I'm sorry to say we won't be going back. 2nd time there and it's just gone so down hill. The rooms are musty and overpriced. Bathroom and shower were awful! And there is a smell in the dining area that's as if something died in a corner and nobody's bothered to look for it.
The "breakfast" consisted of stale ceral and toast. Some fruit, but since you had to eat it in the musty smelling room, we didn't even eat there the last morning. I just wanted to get my kids home into their clean beds. I will say, the location is great, but we looked around at some other places right near there and found them to be cheaper and much cleaner! Sorry. They need to throw $30,000 into the place and clean it up!

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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2003

Outstanding views, awesome sunrises, less than 100 yards from one of the finest North Shore beaches (Good Harbor). Gloucester has many activities, cultural as well as sporting, and the hosts of the Blue Shutters have first hand knowledge of the best and most memorable. Complementary continental breakfast, grocery store, restaurants, liquor store, and ice cream parlor all within walking distance. The 19th century Blue Shutters brings forth all of the bygone ambiance and character and mixes it with a healthy measure of 21st century convenience. Look forward to returning next summer and probably during Christmas holiday season. World famous Rockport Massachusetts, only 10 minutes from the Blue Shutters, has a full calendar of events during the holidays. An exquisite New England treat!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2003

We arrived on a motorcycle for a romantic 4th of July getaway. When we parked the owner basically attacked us for taking "a whole car spot".

If we came in a car we would have taken a "whole car spot"! It got worse -- the inside is drab, dingy and nasty. And our "private bath" is publically accessible and across a hall from our room. Bad.

Our room had shag carpet in it that looked like it came from 1979! I feel mislead by the owners, and my companion and I have never, ever been greeted so rudely. Bad.

We left and found a much nicer place just down the street. This was the worst B&B I have ever seen.

In summary, bad, bad, bad.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2003

The Blue Shutters is located directly across from Good Harbor Beach.If you are a "ocean lover"wake up and take a stroll on the beach.Then enjoy a breakfast of ceral,juice,muffins,toast,fruit, etc.and enjoy the view.The rooms are comfortable,clean and air conditinedand .Your hosts Mary & Joe are very friendly and their if you need help.Yes,I do feel Blue Shutters is a nice place to be.Our family has been going their for over 25 years.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2002

This is the worst place I have ever stayed. Five of us paid $1100 for one week in two very small bedrooms with no closets, a toilet that rocked and clogged, a breakfast of soggy cereal, and so many people stuffed into one house that I truly believed there was a bunker underground where people were stashed. This was a terrible experience. The place was so stuffed with junk that you could not comfortably sit anywhere in the communal areas. Out back there was a junk shed that looked like something out of "Deliverance" where the owners kept equipment, and maybe lived. I would recommend that everyone steer clear of this place.

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Property: Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
Address: 1 Nautilus Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-3202
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steps from Good Harbor Beach (#1 Beach in New England 2012). Minutes to downtown Gloucester (America's Oldest Fishing Port) and Rockport. Close to Cape Ann's 20+ restaurants and dozens of shops and galleries, as well as the Rocky Neck Art Colony (America's oldest and continuous operating art colony). Just 55 minutes by car or commuter rail to Boston and less than 2 hours drive from other New England destinations. We're one of the most popular spots on "the island you can drive to" (our section of Gloucester is separated from the Massachusetts mainland by the Annisquam River). ... more   less 
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Blue Shutters Beachside Hotel Gloucester
Blue Shutters Beachside Inn Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann

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